As socialists, we know that all working people deserve guaranteed high-quality health care. The only way to achieve that is by winning Medicare for All, or a single-payer healthcare system. But instead of expanding or improving the Medicare program, the Biden administration has allowed a new layer of privatization and proteering to take hold: Direct Contracting Entities.
Direct Contacting Entities are corporations that administer the Medicare program in order to turn a profit. The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the inherent flaws of a for-profit healthcare system. Working people shouldn’t have to live in fear of losing our savings because we have had an unexpected health situation, especially not during a historic health crisis. What exactly are DCEs, and how can we stop the privatization of the Medicare program? Join DSA M4A on Feb. 22nd to learn more about this sneaky privatization scheme and hear from M4A organizers on how your chapter can join the fight to stop it!